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Design and Safety Process Engineer

Undisclosed Company
Plymouth, Devon
Up to £36525 per annum
Closing date
18 Nov 2020

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Design and Safety Process Engineer
Devonport, Plymouth
Starting Salary - £36,525

About the Role

Here at Babcock International we're looking for a Design and Safety Process Engineer to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We're a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

The Plant Management Team, based within a Submarine Dry Dock facility at Devonport, ensures the design intent of the facility is achieved. Day-to-day this means understanding the mechanical, electrical and civil systems required to support the Submarine refit and identify and manage actions to ensure that the design intent is met. The Plant Management Team also own the nuclear safety requirements to manage and operate the facility.

As a Design and Safety Process Engineer you'll work with multiple stakeholders to ensure that the facility's nuclear safety requirements are managed and met. You'll author nuclear safety documentation to capture the status of facility plant and assets; manage the implementation of new activities on the site including liaising with multiple stakeholders and providing guidance on nuclear safety requirements; author and control the master documentation for nuclear rules on our site and investigate and implement changes and improvements to the nuclear facilities and assets.

What do I need to be able to do the role?

You'll be educated to degree level in a STEM subject and have knowledge and experience of the working practices within a high hazard industry.

We would also like you to have the following:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel)

  • A questioning attitude
  • Experience of scientific/engineering report writing
  • Good organisational and administration skills

Lastly, you'll need to be able to deploy effective interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) and have the ability to interface capably with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

What else do I need to know?

  • Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence nationality and security requirements (this may include obtaining security clearance (SC) or developed vetting (DV) level of security clearances).
  • Successful candidates may be required to complete a medical assessment.
  • Passport/qualifications/ licences must be shown at interview stage

About Babcock International and Devonport

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.

We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Application Guidance

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we're compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.

Please follow the link to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.

Babcock are continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.

It is unlikely that shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview in the first instance. Interviews will be held by phone, or you may be asked to complete an online interview. More information will be provided regarding the format by the recruitment team.

All applications should be made online. Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job. Once you've completed this you'll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. If you experience difficulties please visit our careers page.

This advice is valid at the time of publication and changing government advice and Babcock working practices take precedence at any particular time.

Armed Forces Covenant

We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.

Closing date: 3rd November 2020

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